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Donald F. Norris

Professor Emeritus, School of Public Policy

B.S., History, University of Memphis
M.A. and Ph.D., Government, University of Virginia

Research Interests
Public management, urban politics, and the application, uses and impacts of information technology (including e-government) in public organizations, cyber security policy and governance


Recent Publications

Metropolitan Governance in America, 2015, Ashgate Publishing Group.

“Local e-government in the United States: Transformation or incremental change? with Christopher G. Reddick. Public Administration Review, (2013, vol 73, issue 1).

“E-Participation in local governments: An examination of political-managerial support and impacts” with Christopher G. Reddick. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, (2013, vol 7 no 4).

“Social media adoption at the American grassroots:  Web 2.0 or 1.5” with Christopher G. Reddick. Government Information Quarterly, (2013, vol 30 no 4).

“E-democracy at the American grassroots: Not now…not likely?” with Christopher G. Reddick. Information Polity, (2013, vol 18 no 3).

Experience and Honors

  • Urban Affairs Association Service Honor Roll
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Electronic Government Research
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Central Florida
  • Visiting Professor, De Montfort University, Leicester, England
  • Director, Institute for Governmental Service, University of Maryland System
  • Senior Research Associate and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration, Center for Applied Urban Research, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Director, Local Government Technology Innovation Project, Municipal Technical Advisory Service, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Director, Water Quality Management Planning Project, West Michigan Regional Planning Commission, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Director, Community Development and Governmental Affairs, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan


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